Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
IN-7: Community Garden

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the institution’s community garden:

The University offers ways for community members to get involved on campus. The organic Community Garden at UT Arlington, built in collaboration with the City of Arlington has become a public green space for families, community members, and garden enthusiasts. Members of the community can adopt one of the 78 plots in the half-acre garden. As part of the $35 annual plot use agreement gardeners donate at least half of their produce to Mission Arlington, the garden’s designated food bank program.

The garden is located at 406 Summit Ave., just south of the Sweet Center at the corner of UTA Boulevard and Summit Avenue and is one of many projects on campus that demonstrate the University’s commitment to environmental stewardship and natural resource conservation, and presents amazing opportunities for open space preservation, community service learning, conservation, food production, and recycling and renewal of our most basic natural resources—plants. Connect with the Community Garden thorough the Facebook Page.


Website URL where information about the community garden is available:
Estimated number of individuals that use the institution’s community garden annually:
50

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